Biography

Marianne Trudel, 7/5/2018

Image: Michel Pinault, 7/5/2018

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Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. A generous and engaging artist, a veritable powerhouse in Quebec and Canada’s instrumental music scene, Marianne Trudel has presented multiple artistic projects that not only bring her considerable skills to the fore but also her keen sense of creativity. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests. Her moving, spellbinding music is not easily labelled, one of its many strengths. At once sophisticated and catchy, authentic and unique

As a performer, she pursues an active career in a variety of settings ranging from solo performance to: Trudel-Young, Trifolia, Marianne Trudel 4 + Ingrid Jensen, Trudel-Hollenbeck, septet, and large ensembles. She has presented her music in various countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Italy, Hungary, Lituania, and China.

She has published 7 recordings as a leader, all having garnered rave reviews and numerous nominations and awards:

Also, her music for large ensemble can be found on this critically-acclaimed album:

Marianne Trudel has composed and arranged for large ensembles and orchestras such as: Violons du Roy (Quebec), the American Composers Orchestra (NYC), the Henri Mancini Institute Orchestra (Los Angeles), the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal, the Hard Rubber Orchestra (Vancouver), The Guelph Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Choral Society, Oktoecho (Montréal).

She has shared the stage with many international artists, among others:

In jazz and improvised music: Chucho Valdes, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Feldman, Ingrid Jensen, David Liebman, Tony Malaby, John Hollenbeck, Hamid Drake, William Parker, Mark Helias, George Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Jean Derome, René Lussier, and Karen Young.

In “chanson francaise” and world music: Charles Aznavour, Louise Forestier, Klo Pelgag, Lena Chamamyan, Farida, Naseer Shamma, Charbel Rouhana, and Juan Carlos Caceres.

In classical music: l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (Kent Nagano), l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec et les Violons du Roy (Québec) .

In poetry: Joséphine Bacon, Rodney Saint-Éloi, Patrice Desbiens, José Acquelin, et Louise Dupré.

Her previous studies have included a Master in Ethnomusicology (Université de Montréal), a Bachelor in Jazz Performance (McGill University), and numerous workshops in North America and Europe.

Marianne Trudel currently teaches at McGill University (Schulich School of Music) and at Cégep de Saint-Laurent.

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